​The Factors Biography

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SAKi [Singer song writer ]とJodyTenku [ Guitarist / Composer ]により2013年に結成。 

人々の心に問いかける愛とレヴェルミュージックをテーマに国内外を問わず街角のCafeからビッグフェスまで演奏を行っている。2015年アルバム「Tree of Life」でデビュー。これまでに4枚のアルバムと2枚のヴァイナルEP(Kenji Jammer & K.U.D.Oプロデュース)をリリース。2017年フジロックフェスAvalon Stageに出演。2018年アメリカ最大規模のアートフェスBurning Manに出演と西海岸ツアーを敢行。

エレクトリックとアコースティックなスタイルを縦横無尽に操り、ジャンルにとらわれない演奏スタイルと透明感ある暖かく美しい歌声が織りなす極上のサウンドスケープ。

近年ではアユルベーダアーティストとのコラボレーション、CM、映像作品などへの楽曲提供や2021年より拠点である長野飯綱高原[ Healing Music Lab. Iizuna OASIS ]にてマンスリーレギュラーイベントを主催。そして2022年「Redenico」をリリース!更に今冬にはアジアツアーを予定するなどその活動は留まることを知らない。

Formed in 2013 by SAKi [Singer song writer] and JodyTenku [Guitarist / Composer]. 

They have been playing from street corner cafes to big festivals in Japan and abroad with the theme of love and revel music that asks questions to people's hearts. He has released 4 albums and 2 vinyl EPs (produced by Kenji Jammer & K.U.D.O.) They performed at the Avalon Stage at Fuji Rock festival in 2017, performed at Burning Man, the largest art festival in the U.S., and toured the west coast in 2018.

The band's superb soundscape is a combination of their genre-defying performance style and their clear, warm, and beautiful voices, which are freely manipulated in both electric and acoustic styles.

In recent years, they have collaborated with Ayurveda artists, provided music for CM and videos, and since 2021, they have hosted regular monthly events at their base in Nagano, Iizuna Kogen [ Healing Music Lab. 】In 2022, he released "Redenico"! In 2022, they will release "Redenico" and plans to tour Asia this winter just after this Japan tour.

Member

SAKi HAYAKAWA 

​Vocalist / Synthesizer
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​Jody Tenku Miyashita 

Guitar / Recording Engineer / Composer
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大自然に囲まれた長野に生まれ育 ち、

幼少期から祖父の影響で歌を 歌い始める。

生活の中に常に歌が ある日々を送る中、

8歳から洋楽を 歌うことに興味を持ち始め、

16歳 より音楽活動を始める。 

2013年よりGuitarist / Composer Jody Tenkuと結成した

The Factorsの ボーカリストとして日本各地、

そして 世界へと歌い奏で旅をする。

人が音楽と芸術に触れる場所を護 るべく、ヨガ、アーユルヴェーダ、絵、 香り、食、などのアーティストと音楽 でコラボレーションし、五感を潤し感 覚を開くための

自身のプロジェクト[Space Of Earthist]を地元である長野 Iizuna OASISにて定期開催する。

ライブ会場では、自分という楽器で 自分自身を癒すボイスワークショッ プも開催している。

1977年生まれ。
古来より聖地とされている霊山 戸隠山、飯縄山に囲まれた大自然で育ち、日本人プログレッシブロック、ニューエイジ、
環境音楽、ヒーリングミュージックの草分けである音楽家の
父(故 宮下富実夫氏)と60’-70’sサイケデリックヒッピーカルチャーど真ん中で育った米国籍の母の影響を受けて15歳の頃
よりギターとトラックメイクを始める。
1995年GROUND REVERSEを結成。同名義で2000年にリリースされたコンピレーションアルバム<響現>に参加。
翌年1st Album TENGAKUをSPEEDSTAR RECORDSにて発売。
父の死をきっかけに拠点を長野に移し、BIWA Studioを引き継ぎ神社仏閣に奉納演奏を行う活動の他、自身のレーベルStudio TENGAKUも立ち上げRecording&Mixing Engineerとしても活動している。
THE FACTORSの活動の他に不特定多数の録音集団<TengakuDUB>、SOLO名義の<JodyTenku> 、Electric Guitar Contrast Duo <Orcinus Orca>、528Hzチューニングをテーマとした<TENCOOJIN>など多数の名義で作品を世に出している。
Jodyの感性の根底にあるのは古来より変わらず存在する様々な周波数帯が鳴り響く生命や空や大地、それらが奏でる音による世界の調和と創造である。

Born and raised in Nagano which is rich in nature.

As a child, she started to sing when she heard her grandfather singing traditional Japanese songs.

While singing was always a part of her life, she became interested in singing Western music at the age of 8, and began her musical activities at 16.

 

In 2013, she formed The Factors with guitarist/composer Jody Tenku and traveled around Japan and the world singing and performing.

In order to protect places where people can experience music and art, she collaborates with artists of yoga, Ayurveda, painting, fragrance, food through music. She regularly holds her own project [Space Of Earthist] at Iizuna OASIS in Nagano, Japan, to cleanse and open the five senses for the clients. 

She also holds voice workshops at live venues to heal oneself with one's own instrument.

 

Being mindful of the mystery of the body and the truth of this planet and the universe, SAKi is a vocalist whose voice is ever clear and soulful as if it gently touches this planet and all the living things. 

Born in 1977.

He grew up in the great nature surrounded by Mt. Togakushi and

Mt. Iizuna, which have been regarded as sacred places since ancient times. Influenced by his father (the late Fumio Miyashita), a pioneer of Japanese progressive rock, new age, environmental music, and healing music, and his mother, a US citizen who grew up in the middle of

'60s-'70s psychedelic hippie culture, he began playing guitar and making tracks when he was 15.

 

In 1995, he formed GROUND REVERSE. In 2000, he participated in the compilation album "Kyogen" released under the same name. The following year, his 1st Album TENGAKU was released on SPEEDSTAR RECORDS.

After the death of his father, he moved his base to Nagano, took over BIWA Studio, and has been performing at shrines and temples as well as starting his own label, Studio TENGAKU, as a recording and mixing engineer.

 

In addition to THE FACTORS, Jody has also released solo works as Jody Tenku, as well as collaborative work as TENGAKU DUB, a group consist of numerous recording artists, ORCINUS ORCA, an electric guitar contrast duo, and TENCOOJIN, a band focused on 528Hz tuning known as “love frequency.”

 

Jody's sensibility and inspirations are based on the harmony and melody of the world, which are unchanged since ancient times, created by the earth and the sky, and all the lives between.